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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-26-2010, 01:18 PM
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Posted By snailsongs
I think the beer does add flavor, especially if...

I think the beer does add flavor, especially if you use a stronger beer with some actual flavor (aka, not BMC "beer can" beer). My personal favorite is to use a richer dark beer such as stout or...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-26-2010, 01:43 PM
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Posted By snailsongs
yeah, this was on my list for next time....I...

yeah, this was on my list for next time....I really liked the beer, but it was like drinking a milkshake.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-26-2010, 01:40 PM
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Posted By snailsongs
amarillo is a nice, mellow mango-ish counterpoint...

amarillo is a nice, mellow mango-ish counterpoint to the pine/citrus harshness of chinook. I use that combination a lot in IPA's (for late additions and dry-hopping especially).....you can pair it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-26-2010, 01:35 PM
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Posted By snailsongs
anyone who has ever tangled with a roggenbier...

anyone who has ever tangled with a roggenbier will tell you: rye makes for thick, chewy beer. In fact, I foud it to be overkill at 35% of the recipe. the flavor was great but the body was something...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-18-2010, 04:29 AM
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Posted By snailsongs
I've been bucking the traditional...

I've been bucking the traditional wheat/pils/bittering hops/yeast hefe idea this summer and my experiments have turned out great so far....I personally think I may always use cascade/amarillo for...
Forum: General Techniques 07-18-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By snailsongs
I just made a rasberry wheat and I simply crushed...

I just made a rasberry wheat and I simply crushed and added the rasberries right to the primary...mostly because I'm lazy in the summer heat. It smells delicious and I'll be bottling next week or...
Forum: General Techniques 07-17-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By snailsongs
do you need more priming sugar for big beers?

I have noticed in Brewing classic styles that the recommended levels of priming sugar go up for the really big beers. Do I need to plan for more priming sugar when bottling an RIS or Barleywine? ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-11-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By snailsongs
This would work well. the bottle conditioning...

This would work well. the bottle conditioning time is fine, too. Just keep in mind that aging is not a benefit to an IPA and that english yeasts tend to add yeast funk, which is great in a lot of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-11-2010, 01:58 PM
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Posted By snailsongs
right on the bottle of pliny the elder, it asks...

right on the bottle of pliny the elder, it asks you to drink it young and not age it. THis has been my experience as well. I have brewed several IPA's and they peak between 3-5 weeks from BREWDAY! ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-07-2010, 02:14 PM
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Posted By snailsongs
I just brewed 10 gallons of all amarillo am-wheat...

I just brewed 10 gallons of all amarillo am-wheat (wheat/pale malt -50/50) and am fermenting half with german weizen yeast and half w/ kolsch yeast, the latter being transferred over a bunch of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-06-2010, 02:18 PM
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Posted By snailsongs
I'm not an expert on old ales, but as far as I...

I'm not an expert on old ales, but as far as I know they aren't supposed to be dark beers really. at 23 SRM you are in brown ale territory, or approaching porter. Also, I believe treacle will give...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-05-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By snailsongs
Personally, I feel that the late hops don't...

Personally, I feel that the late hops don't 'disappear' but rather add an underlying complexity of flavor that would not be there without them....they do have a subtle effect, atleast that has been...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-02-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,345
Posted By snailsongs
Some people have describe wits as hot-dog...

Some people have describe wits as hot-dog flavored.....mind you, this is only "some people"....I wonder if there isn't something specific that sets that in place with this yeast....I have always used...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-02-2010, 03:00 PM
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Views: 800
Posted By snailsongs
You might as well up your roasted barley too,...

You might as well up your roasted barley too, assuming you want some lasting roastiness in there to counter the raisinlike flavor you're going ot get from the Special B.

As for hops....I would...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 69
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Posted By snailsongs
how about a basil/peppercorn/american stout?

how about a basil/peppercorn/american stout?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2010, 03:06 PM
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Posted By snailsongs
go barrleywine and up your dry malt a few lbs to...

go barrleywine and up your dry malt a few lbs to get a true BW gravity.....in 7 months it will be delicious....dry hop the hell out of it too, but wait until just before you bottle to preserve as...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By snailsongs
I think if I was brewing this I would likely not...

I think if I was brewing this I would likely not use any late addition hops, or only use a small amount of something delicate (noble type like hersbrucker or styrian goldings) at the nose end. I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,449
Posted By snailsongs
I brewed a crack'd wheat clone once (my own...

I brewed a crack'd wheat clone once (my own attempt) and utilized cascade and amarillo in a wheat beer with bavarian weizen yeast, and though I didn't quite end up with a good new glarus clone, I did...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-30-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By snailsongs
I think a quick rundown of the recipe would be...

I think a quick rundown of the recipe would be helpful in telling us what the blackberries and ginger are up against.....I think it could be decent in a kolsch or a blonde, but it may clash with some...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-26-2010, 04:15 AM
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Views: 359
Posted By snailsongs
Well, I just brewed an Imperial Stout and dumped...

Well, I just brewed an Imperial Stout and dumped it onto an Irish ale yeast cake and it blew off like a madman for two days and then pretty much subsided completely....I think it is still fermenting...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-06-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,965
Posted By snailsongs
If you mash at 156 with that high of a gravity it...

If you mash at 156 with that high of a gravity it will likely end up nearly syrup-like, and just about as sweet. If you take a look at some other peoples high gravity recipes, as well as those in...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-26-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By snailsongs
Personally, I would move more of your hops to...

Personally, I would move more of your hops to late in the boil, plus add some to make up for the lost IBU's You are going to get nothing but bitter from where you are at now...this is mainly if you...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-26-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By snailsongs
I 2nd that notti will do the trick. especially...

I 2nd that notti will do the trick. especially given that you have some simple sugar in there...in fact, I would mash low (150 range) because no matter what you do, with that much malt you are going...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-26-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By snailsongs
one reason for not using dark malts is that...

one reason for not using dark malts is that Barleywines use so much malt as it is that they tend to end up dark regardless, especially given the long boil noted above (and you should plan a 90 minute...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-12-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By snailsongs
it shouldn't be green at 6 weeks past...

it shouldn't be green at 6 weeks past fermentation, not at taht gravity unless your fermentation was off (temp too high or wide temp swings, underpitched, etc....) this would cause off flavors and...
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